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Hair Band

Cinta

Native NameCinta
Object Number:70-13-21B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 296.5 cm
Width: 45.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton hair band of mullticolored stripes. Ends finished in "V" shape. Pom poms attached with cotton threads bound with multicolored silk, 5 at on end and 4 at the other. Solitary brocaded design unit of multicolored diamonds. Machine finished.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 76 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Two ply cotton in multicolors. Weft: 11 ppi, three singles, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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